Due to warnings from YouTube I have been forced to take down lots of my uploaded videos including a few by the Llamas.
I've never quite understood the deal with copyright.. I mean... if you are playing a song to a wide audience and clearly not taking credit for it yourself then why is it such a problem for record companies?
It's free promotion right?
It's not like I am hosting music to be downloaded.
I do have the chance to appeal against one record company which means they will be forced to sue me if they want to take their song down from YouTube.
You know.. I am really thinking about calling their bluff!
I know there are laws in place which would mean I wouldn't stand a chance in court but how about the Human Rights law that stipulates that we are entitled to freedom of expression? Is playing your favourite music to a wide group of people not freedom of expression? Even if it is somebody else's 'expression'! Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom [...] to impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.
If I am talking rubbish here please somebody say so!! But I really think it's about time somebody stood up to the record companies.
Anyway, I am sure I won't be making any kind of stand. Can't afford to be go to court or be sued that's for sure!
Just wanted to get it off my chest so I thought I'd come here to do it!